Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Monthly Budget Breakdown ~ September 2014

In an effort to challenge my contentment meter and stay within a budget,
I have $50 per month to spend on Decor & DIY projects for around the house. 
On the first Tuesday of every month I'll show you how I spent it 

Here is the monthly break down for September...

Starting Balance = $49.54 (you can check out here to see what was spent in August.)
Income: September $50 + Starting Balance = $99.54 left to spend

It is always fun to look back over the previous month and see what little or big changes were made to transform our house into a more functional and welcoming place. 

One small addition this month was the basket that we added in the kitchen to store potatoes & onions. With multiple people in the kitchen these days it is working out great to share basic staples like this. It also makes visually seeing what we need more of super easy. I found it at World Market and it cost $11.69 after my 10% off coupon. 


One of the best transformations last month was completely free. ;-)


When decorating for fall I mainly used things on hand or nature from outside. However I also grabbed a new wooden sign that I had bought from Gordmans. It cost $10.39 after my 20% off coupon. 


The final thing that I purchased in September was a replacement lamp for our bedroom. It was $7.99 from IKEA and I mentioned why it took me so long to replace it here


With more light, no rotten vegetables and a beYOUtiful sign, I would say September was a success

 Final Breakdown...
Beginning Balance $99.54 - $30.07 (September purchases) = $69.47

Are there any projects on your to-do list or ones that you finished up in September?

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1 comment:

  1. Great additions! I love how you work to add a little each month. Stopping by from Thrifty Thursday. ..

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